Entry Level Pipeline Technical Director (ATD)

Production Technology, Pipeline Toronto, Ontario


Position at DNEG

This role is internally called Assistant Technical Director (ATD)

Production Technology is an umbrella term used to describe the group of people supporting, developing and improving the tools and technologies that artists use to create our films. These are Pipeline TDs, Rendering Supervisors, Pipeline Supervisors (Production Pipeline), and R&D.

As VFX Pipeline Technical Assistant you will perform a variety of tasks to assist the Pipeline TDs to ensure the smooth running of the tools, software, and workflows used on our award-winning VFX and Feature Animation shows. You will be working closely with the Pipeline TDs to provide face-to-face support for artists.

Our talented Pipeline Technical Assistant are highly technical and have an appetite for innovation.

You will be regularly required to

  • Provide technical advice and support for artists
  • Monitor render farm, disk usage and file transfers between sites
  • Contribute to testing and feedback for software releases from the R&D team
  • Design and write small-scale Python tools and scripts for shows to use

As well as being able to learn quickly on the job and use your aptitude for initiative to take on technical tasks when required, you will need to be an excellent communicator - your ability to accurately and succinctly communicate problems between technical developers and non-technical artists will help you thrive in this role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your technical skills in an entry-level position and gain experience in the Visual Effects industry. You will be exposed to every step of our pipeline and will be involved in the production of exceptional VFX and animation work on projects ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas.

This role opens up opportunities to progress through DNEG's Pipeline group as a Pipeline TD and Pipeline Supervisor, with potential opportunities in different specialisms and departments across the company.

Must have
  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or related field
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with a variety of DCC packages such as Maya, Houdini, Katana, Nuke or Clarisse
Nice to have
  • Previous work experience in Visual Effects, Games or other related industry

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 8,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London), Asia (Bangalore, Mohali, Chennai, Mumbai) and Australia (Sydney).